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I’m always thrilled when people use my books and videos to make something they love.   Makes me feel like a grandpa to these projects.  Here are some more photos of paper mache art people have sent to me. If you would like me to post your photos, send them to me at, dan@gourmetpapermache.com.   Enjoy!

Brian is a master craftsman, not just with the paper mache art, but with the way he embellishes the pieces with home-made weapons and various props.    His goblins are fantastic.  Here are a few.

Goblins with weapons

Goblin close up by Brian

Brian's goblin on Warg

Yes, that goblin is on a Warg!  Excellent!

Brian's mordleeyes byBrian's daughter foil behind glass

And this is a Mordle (with eyes made by Brian’s daughter!)

And a dwarf complete with chain mail!

Dwarves by Brian

Here are a couple wonderful projects made by Gill Heritage.  The first is her wyvern (a dragon with arms aside from the wings).   Under that is her “Goats and Troll at the Well.”   What fun!

Gill Heritage wyvern

Gill Heritage goatsandtrollatthewell-2

Look at this adorable little monster made by Eric van Vugt!  Wonderful!

Eric Vugt's Little Ape

A closer look at this mischievous face!

Eric van Vugt's little monster

This is Juliane Block’s cute little monster!  Just adorable.   If you’d like to see a great little video just click on the photo!

Juliane Block's Monster

Below is a fabulous monster made by Maxime Dénommé.  Great work!Maxime Dénommé paper mache monster

And here is also a dragon trophy made by Maxime.  Wonderful!

Maxime Dénommé trophy final

Check out Patti Shirley’s six and a half foot tall alien!   Excellent!  And a perfect display! (You can see more of Shirley’s paper mache on page 35!)

Patti Shirley's six and a half foot tall alien!

Rychie Floyd made a great gift for his daughter!   She made a drawing that she said was like him, and then he turned the drawing into a paper mache project!  This is “Smug.”  What fun!

Rychie Floyd;s Smug

Gordon is using his own techniques to great effect!  Below are four of his excellent works!

Visit Gordon’s website for more information about his art, here.

First is “Leaping”

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And “Hummingbird Moth”.  These are very large!

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And this is “Pelican King. ”  It is a smaller piece.

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And finally “Scorpion Snake”.   All great works!

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This is Hannah Wilson’s first paper mache dragon, a little baby!  What a beauty it is!

Hannah Wilson's first paper mache dragon

Here is Hannah’s latest dragon, a darker one.    Beautiful!

Hannah Wilson's new paper mache dragon

Bill Stringer is making some excellent paper mache dragon trophies!  Here is Bill with Vol-Arynn (red dragon) and Lapil-Rim (the blue dragon).    You can see more on Bill’s Facebook page.

Bill Stringer with Vol-Arynn and Lapil-Rim

A close-up of “Lapil-Rim”  Great job!

Bill Stringer Lapil-Rim

Here is Bill’s  “Cern-Uannos”.   Great horns!

Bill Stringer Cern-Uannos

And another green dragon!

Bill Stringer another dragon

Finally, this is Bill with “Flutterix”,  a project he made for a sick little girl.  It doesn’t get any nicer than that!

Bill Stringer with Flutterix

This is Florentyna Leow’s “Amabie” which represents a supernatural spirit in Japan.  Excellent work!  You can read about the making of this project on a newsletter, here.

Florentyna Leow- Amabie (a supernatural spirit in Japan

Check out Marc Tsakiris’ amazing version of “Tik-Tok Crok!”   Just beautiful work!

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I’m always thrilled when people use my books and videos to make something they love.   Makes me feel like a grandpa to these projects.  Of course other people have their own techniques.  Either way, it’s great to see other people enjoying this medium.  Here are some more photos of paper mache art people have sent to me. If you would like me to post your photos, send them to me at, dan@gourmetpapermache.com.   Enjoy!




Here is Paul Ferrara’s paper mache dragon trophy appropriately titled, “Yin and Yang.”  Beautiful job!   See more of Paul’s work on his website, www.paul-ferrara.com.

Paul Ferraras paper mache Yin and Yang Paul Ferrara's paper mache Yin and Yang



Here you see Jan’s dragon.  While some people have struggled to fill their “Covid time”, Jan used it to create this fantastic piece of art!  Congratulations!Jan's paper mache dragon

A closer view of the face.

Jan's dragon face



Here is Nancy Schall’s first dragon trophy.  Magnificent!   Excellent work!

Nancy Schall's paper mache dragon

Here is Nathan Kirk’s first paper mache dragon.  And a magnificent dragon it is!   This is Nathan’s version of Maleficent.   Great job!

Nathan Kirk's paper mache dragon2

Her is Denise Wilkin’s first paper mache dragon.  Love the expression!  Fantastic job!

Denise Wilkin's paper mache dragon


Below is Aaron’s first paper mache dragon!  Wonderful job!   Great personality!

Aaron's paper mache dragon!

And here is Aaron!

Aaron with his dragon



This is Heather Murphy’s “Amethyst Dragon”.  Beautiful!  Love the colors!

Heather Murphy Amethyst Dragon

And Heather got some well deserved publicity recently for her new pieces!  Here is is! j Congratulations!

Heather Murphy and her paper mache projects


Memory Bradley just finished her first dragon.   What a beauty!

Memory Bradley-Dragon Side 2

And here is Memory’s dog sculpture.  Excellent job!

Memory Bradley dog


Andrew Sheshunof’s just finished this paper mache masterpiece!  You can see his video about this dragon here, https://youtu.be/XsiVdWerK9M.

Andrew Kalish's paper mache dragon

From the front.

Andrew Kalish's paper mache dragon- front

And it has lights inside the mouth!  Excellent!

Andrew Kalish's paper mache dragon lights

And a close up.  Great work Andrew!

Andrew Kalish's paper mache dragon2

And below is Andrew’s newest dragon!  Fantastic once again!

Andrew Sheshunoff's paper mache dragon2

And here is Andrew with this new project.  They compliment each other!

Andrew Sheshunoff's paper mache dragon

Below is another great dragon made by Andrew.   Very nicely done as always!

andrews new dragon


Here is Beth Kroeker’s first paper mache dragon.   A beauty it is!

Beth Kroeker's paper mache dragon2

From a different perspective.  Wonderful!

Beth Kroeker's paper mache dragon



Below are two great projects by Jeff Fibus.  The first is a cool starfish, the second a  “Fantasy Fish”.  Wonderful!

Starfish -Jeff Fibus Jeff Fibus- Fantasy Fish


Cheri Rose is making some excellent dragons down under (in Australia).  Below are a few of her masterpieces!   If you’d like to see more about Cheri and her work visit her Facebook page.  Look at this metal dragon!

Dragon in the forest-Cheri Rose

Here is a beautiful red dragon.  Underneath shows it with the l.e.d.s light up!

Cheri Rose paper mache dragon

Cheri Rose dragon with lights

And here is Cheri’s Blue dragon.  Wonderful!

Cheri Rose blue dragon

And a tranquil, sleeping dragon.

Cheri Rose sleeping dragon

Finally, here is Cheri’s dragon trophy!  Great work!

dragon cheri Rosejpg


Okay so check out Daniele Pons’ dragon costume!   Amazing!   This costume won at the Venice Carnival 2020 (Italy), a well deserved honor!  Titled “SAN GIORGIO E IL DRAGO”

Daniele Pons Venice Carnival 2020 (Italy) SAN GIORGIO E IL DRAGO2 Daniele Pons Venice Carnival 2020 (Italy) SAN GIORGIO E IL DRAGO


Fabien SAVIGNOL’s son wanted a dragon.   So Fabien used my video to make a dragon for his son.   What a great job!   What a great dad!

Fabien SAVIGNOL's paper mache dragon

Below is Carmen Martin’s “Blue Dragon”.  Love the blue in contrast with the eyes! Magnificent!

Carmen martin's Blue dragon


Myles Konstantinos made his first paper mache dragon trophy.  And it is a beauty!  Wonderful colors and detail!   Here is a photo from the front and then another close up.

Myles Konstantinos paper mache trophy -front Myles Konstantinos paper mache trophy

And below are a few photos of Myles’ “Alien” series.  Excellent!

Myles Konstantinos-alien

And here is his “face hugger”!   So cool!

Myles Konstantinos- face hugger

And of course the alien pod!  Fantastic project!

Myles Konstantinos- alien pod


Below are some of Eb Jones’ wonderful dragons!

Eb Jones dragon Eb Jones paper mache dragon

Eb also makes fabulous baby dragons!  Samples below

Eb Jones baby dragon Eb Jones baby dragon 3

And here is a gator made by Eb.

Eb alligator paper mache

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Tom Hering is an artist living in Germany.   Below are a few of his excellent progress.   First is his “Sir Daniel Fortesque.”  Terrific!

Tom Hering Sir_Daniel_Fortesque

A closer view!

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And here is his Red Dragon….

Tom Hering Red_Dragon

And his Tom’s Green Dragon.  You can see see a short video showing the making of this dragon here.   And you can see more about Tom’s work here.

Tom Hering green_Dragon


Just in time for Halloween!   Look at this great “Scary Doll” made by Sam, Isaac, and Bessie Madden!  Wonderful!

-Sam, Isaac, and Bessie Madden


Below is David Angelo’s red dragon.   Here it is on display.  Fantastic!

David Angelo's paper mache dragon David Angelo's dragon

Crystal Heller’s decided to make paper mache dragon.  She set to work and look at what she made!   Fantastic!

crystal Heller's paper mache dragon trophy


These are Mandrakes inspired from the Harry Potter series.  Vivien, who lives in Germany, made these.  Wonderful!

mandrakes from Vivien from Germany


Here is Tristen MacArthur’s first paper mache dragon head!  Very nice!

Tristen MacArthur's paper mache dragon

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I’m always thrilled when people use my books and videos and to make something they love.   If you have paper mache art works that you would like me to display send them to me at dan@gourmetpapermache.com.   Enjoy!

Kristin is another terrific art teacher.   She teaches in Missouri.  After watching a few of my videos one of her 10th grade student’s made this amazing paper mache trophy!

kristin's 10th grade student's paper mache project

 Look at Wade’s paper mache rabbit mask!  And his Steam Punk fish!   Awesome!Wade's paper mache rabbit mask

Wade’s magnificent paper mache fish!

wade's paper mache fish

Cory made this excellent paper mache dragon costume for his daughter.   Beautiful…the costume and the girl!

cory's paper mache costume

Bill Wehmeier made this very nice paper mache “Baby Dragon”.  If you would like to see more of his work, you can do so here.

Bill Wehmeier's paper mache "Baby Dragon"

I love this project.  This is Xenia’s first paper mache project.   A zombie bigger than she is! (Xenia is on the right!  🙂

xenias paper mache zombie outside

This deserves a couple more shots.

Xenia's paper mache zombie

and from the back.

xenias paper mache zombie-back

And check this out.  It even lights up!  Wow!   Fantastic job Xenia!

xenia's paper mache zombie


Beth Bowden decided that her grandson needed something nice for his bedroom.  So she made this paper mache dinosaur!  What a lucky kid!

Beth Bowden's paper mache dinosaur


This is Julie Joest’s paper mache monster, “Bertha”.  What fun!

julie joest's paper mache monster front


Nikki made a paper mache monster, but added a really cool twist…fur!  So adorable!

Nikki's paper mache furry monster

Diann McDonald has been making lot’s of paper mache projects.   Here is a sampling.

Diann Mcdonald's paper mache girl Diann Mcdonald's paper mache man on the moon


Diann’s “Man on the Moon”

Diann Mcdonald's paper mache project

diann mcdonalds paper mache tree house

And Diann’s paper mache “Tree House”.  And below is a cute sculpture based upon her dad and his special car.

diann's paper mache car2

Great work Diann!


Lisa is also a prolific paper mache artist!   Here is some of her work.   First, a great dragon!

Lisa's paper mache dragon

And this is one of my favorite paper mache pieces, a little artist mouse!  Adorable!

Lisa's paper mache mouse

And what would life be without a band of paper mache pickles!  Wonderful Lisa!

Lisa's paper mache pickles


Here is a great paper mache monster made by Colin! Wonderful!

Collin's paper mache monster

John Paul Junk is a teacher.  He made this amazing paper mache dragon for his classroom.  He removed ceiling tiles for this.  I’m sure his students think he’s the best.   I agree.
John Paul Junk's paper mache dragonBart watched my mask making tutorials on Youtube and made his own mask.  Excellent job Bart!
Bart's paper mache mask
Speaking of cool paper mache masks, this is Todd’s.
Todd's paper mache mask
And my friend Miguel Ruiz’s made this fantastic paper mache Ganehsa mask!
miguel Ruiz's paper mache Ganehsa mask


Below is Arthur’s paper mache dragon trophy.   Excellent!
arthur's paper mache dragon face

My friend Glenn Terry has been making great paper mache projects for a while now.   Here are a couple  You can see more on his website

Glenn Terry's paper mache eagle mask

Glenn’s excellent Eagle mask.  And look at his paper mache bike helmet!  I’m sure he gets some strange looks!

Glenn Terry's paper mache mask

And here is one of Glenn’s paper mache monsters.   So fun!
Glenn Terry's green monster

I am a cat lover, so you know how much I love Jaime Diaz’s paper mache cat.

Jamie's paper mache cat
And Jamie’s amazing paper mache alligator…
Jamie's paper mache alligator
Jamie's paper mache alligator 2
Jamie's paper mache fish
… and fish!  Terrific Jamie!
Finally, here is Lisa Dawn Cornwell’s paper mache Gargoyle.   Perfect!
Lisa Dawn Cornwell's paper mache Gargoyle

I really want to profile one of my favorite paper mache projects.  It is also the most controversial.  Why?  Because it involves Rum.  And puppets.  Did you know that there are a bijillion people out there with a crippling fear of puppets?  Yes, there is.  I have met half of them.  The condition is called Automatonophobia.   It seems like they were the first to see my “Rum and Paper Mache” video featuring a cute couple (well, not cute to automatonophobiacs) and a dragon who arrives one evening with some Rum.  Aside from the puppet part of the video, the Rum also caused a ruckus.    Some saw the video as promoting drinking.  I agree, but only among puppets!  Here’s my defense.    This wasn’t my idea.   I heard a piece of music from a group, Alpha, that I really liked.   It was really catchy and had a nice beat.   It was the kind of music that make your toes tap (whether you want to or not).   I’d been wanting to make another music oriented marionette video.  (My first was called “Paper Mache Dragon Marionette.”  More about that at the bottom of the page.)  And this music just fit the bill.   It happened to be called “Rum”.   Hence the rum in video.  In other words, it was Alpha’s fault that there is drinking in this video.    Anyway, this project was one of my favorites.  It involved making three puppets and scrounging and buying clothes, furniture and making the set.   And it took six months to make.

They started like this….with lots of crumpling.

Rum and paper mache- parts

After the paper mache, the three characters looked like this.

Rum and paper mache- human parts

Rum and paper mache- dragon parts

After sculpting with the paper mache pieces they got their “skin” of cloth mache.

Rum and paper mache-cloth mache

Rum and paper mache- cloth mache on dragon

And after the paint.

Rum and paper mache-dragon arrives

If you’d like to see more about the making of the dragon, see the posts on my blog.

And if you want to see the video, then just click on the photo above.

By the way, I handled all of the controls in the making of this video.  I had a crazy contraption for that.  But I loved it.  Here is what it looked like from above.

Rum and paper mache- controls

Rum and paper mache- end of it all

I mentioned that this project followed an earlier video I made called “Paper Mache Dragon Marionette.”  If you’d like to see that video, just click on the photo below.

Paper mache dragon marionette

Paper Mache Dragon Marionette


And….I bought the rights to another piece of music.   I’ve got some plans for that!   Sorry all of you automatonophobiacs!